In the September issue of my Second Opinion newsletter, I told you about some of the best nutrients available to keep your prostate healthy.
Well, nutrients aren't the first thing you need to look at if you want to avoid prostate cancer. At a meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology on prostate cancer, experts identified "three new risk factors" for prostate cancer. These include high body mass index (obesity), vitamin D deficiency, and high levels of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). These really aren't new. I've been telling you about these risks for prostate and other cancers for years.
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But let's look at the data. The researchers based their study on an analysis of the Physician's Health Study, observing 22,071 U.S. male physicians. Their study focused on cancer and vascular disease prevention
Here's what they found. With obesity, men were three-and-a-half times more likely to have metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis than normal-weight men or even overweight (but not obese) men. Obese men had a 50% greater risk of dying of the disease compared with normal weight men.
As for vitamin D, they followed the men up to 18 years. Those who had lower levels of vitamin D in the form of 1,25 hydroxy vitamin D (easily measurable) were up to 80% more likely to have the cancer and nearly three times more likely to have aggressive cancer than men with high levels.
IGF-1 is a hormone, similar to insulin. It increases the risk of prostate cancer by stimulating cell growth and progression toward cancer. There is a protein that binds IGF-1 called IGFBP-3. Higher levels of this protein reduce the "free" IGF-1. Men with the highest levels of IGFBP-3 had up to an 80%-90% decline in the risk of advanced disease.
These risk factors are not new to Second Opinion readers. The above IGF data was interdependent on a set of other blood protein factors a bit too complicated to go into here. However, it's clear that IGF alone is a significant risk. Its name, insulin like growth factor, should tell you all you need to know. Remember, I've told you that insulin (in excess) is the hormone of aging and death. The best way to reduce this group of hormones is to eliminate refined carbs and restrict further consumption to naturally occurring or complex carbohydrates.
Vitamin D should be routinely measured, especially in the early spring when your levels are most likely to be at their lowest level. If low, you can supplement with vitamin D3.
Whether you're obese or not, you must exercise. If you can't get outside to hike or walk, consider a mini-trampoline in home. It has antigravity effects that might help drain fluid from your prostate back into your system. Try increasing sexual activity if you can. It's a good way to help your prostate usher out congestion. These all come first.
Once you lose weight, reduce your carb intake, and increase your vitamin D3 intake, you can begin looking at other supplements. I recommend you try my new ProstaSecure, which will complement these other treatments and help you avoid the disease. Please try it for three to four months and let me know how it did for your prostate in comparison to any other formula you've tried to date. And be sure to let me know if you noticed any improvement in your virility at the same time. Thanks!
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